Dhaliwal v. Commissioner of Social Security
ORDER DENYING Plaintiff's Application to Proceed in Forma Pauperis Without Prejudice and Requiring Plaintiff to File Long Form Application to Proceed With Prepayment of Fees 2 , signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 2/14/2018: 20-Day Deadline. (Attachments: # 1 IFP Application - Long Form) (Hellings, J)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
RAJVINDER S. DHALIWAL,
ORDER DENYING PLAINTIFF’S
APPLICATION TO PROCEED IN FORMA
PAUPERIS WITHOUT PREJUDICE AND
REQUIRING PLAINTIFF TO FILE LONG
FORM APPLICATION TO PROCEED
WITH PREPAYMENT OF FEES
Case No. 1:18-cv-00219-SAB
COMMISSIONER OF SOCIAL SECURITY,
(ECF No. 2)
TWENTY DAY DEADLINE
Plaintiff Rajvinder S. Dhaliwal (“Plaintiff”) filed the complaint in this action on February
19 13, 2018, challenging the denial of Social Security benefits. (ECF No. 1.) Plaintiff did not pay
20 the filing fee in this action and instead filed an application to proceed in forma pauperis pursuant
21 to 28 U.S.C. § 1915. (ECF No. 2.) However, based upon Plaintiff’s application, the Court is
22 unable to determine if Plaintiff is entitled to proceed in this action without prepayment of fees.
23 Plaintiff’s application indicates that he is employed and receives take-home salary or wages in
24 the amount of $550 per month and his wife earns $1,100 per month, which places their yearly
25 income at $19,800. The 2018 Poverty Guidelines for the 48 contiguous states for a household of
26 two is $16,460.00. 2018 Poverty Guidelines, https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines (last visited
27 February 14, 2018). Plaintiff’s income is above the 2018 poverty level for a family of two.
28 Plaintiff also indicates that he has cash, a checking account, or a savings account, in the amount
1 of $700.00.
Accordingly, the Court will order Plaintiff to complete and file an Application to Proceed
3 in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs (Long Form) – AO 239. If Plaintiff is
4 unwilling to complete and submit the long form application, Plaintiff must pay the filing fee in
Based upon the foregoing, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
Plaintiff’s application to proceed in forma pauperis is DENIED without prejudice;
The Clerk of the Court is directed to forward an Application to Proceed in District
Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs (Long Form) – AO 239 to Plaintiff;
Within twenty (20) days of the date of this order, Plaintiff shall either (1) pay the
$400.00 filing fee for this action, or (2) complete and file the enclosed
Application to Proceed in District Court Without Prepaying Fees or Costs (Long
Form) – AO 239; and
If Plaintiff fails to comply with this order, this action shall be dismissed.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
February 14, 2018
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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